In Spillworthy, Ulysses takes his best writing and transfers it to pizza boxes to display in his neighborhood. For this Hermit Festival workshop, I chose a smaller form--playing cards repurposed as trading cards. Spillworthy says a medium pizza box is about the right size for a short essay. For our group, the trading card turned out to be a great size for micro-poetry.
Kids created all their cards around Hermit Fest observations. If their cards referenced anyone in attendance at the festival, they could go get signatures on the cards. The performers and vendors responded to the kids with such joy. It was a gorgeous thing to see.
We're heading back to Indian Creek Winery for a second workshop day today, starting at 12:40 by the stump stage. Any kids who can't make it to the stage on time, can find me and I'll set them up with a notebook and blank trading cards.